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RecruitPKB: Scholarships… What does it take?

What does it take to earn a scholarship? On average, if you can shoot in the 90s you will have some opportunities to play on a college team. This will typically be at a smaller school and only academic scholarship money. If you can consistently shoot in the 80s you will open up more opportunities for some athletic scholarship money. To play at a D1 school and earn athletic scholarship money you should be consistently shooting under 80 in state, regional and national tournaments at 5900 yds and longer, for better-ranked DI schools those scores need to be the mid to lower 70s. Occasionally there are exceptions to these standards, which is why it is so important to understand that if you work hard not only on your game and in the classroom but also on the recruiting process you will give yourself more options.   How [...]

By | 2017-10-13T21:50:46+00:00 October 5th, 2017|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: College Recruiting Breakdown

Many coaches have a particular range of tournament averages, handicaps and strength of schedule that they look for when identifying potential recruits. While this is not an exact science the chart below breaks down those averages, stats, and tournaments for each division level to give you an idea of what it takes to compete at that level.  This is a great starting point for creating your list of schools where you fit athletically. You can use www.golfstat.com to then find schools that fall into each of these categories.   Top DI – Max of 6 scholarships per program Handicap: 2 or below Tournament average: 76 or below 6000+ yardage in tournaments Top 10 finishes in regional/national tours and tournaments (ex. AJGA, USGA, PKBGT, HJGT, Golfweek, and other top regional/national tournaments) Top 5 finishes in state tourneys Low DI – Max of 6 scholarships per program Handicap: 4 or below [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:49:03+00:00 October 27th, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Getting Started with the Process

Every junior golfer is at a different place in the college recruiting process but there are some basic steps that you need to follow in order to get started. Learn the NCAA rules and regulations – A student-athlete who knows the rules of college recruiting will not only impress a coach but also be able to better navigate the process and not get confused. Register at www.eligibilitycenter.org by your junior year. Get a 3rd party evaluation – Every student-athlete needs an unbiased 3rd party evaluation to assist with setting realistic goals and expectations as well as develop a plan to reach them. Build a college recruiting resume – One of the most important steps! Every coach needs to see a complete resume with all of the proper information so they can fully evaluate the student-athlete. Record a quality swing video – Along with the college recruiting resume, [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:49:04+00:00 September 28th, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: The Landing Drill

When chipping from just off the green you should always pick a landing spot that you want to land the ball on. Assess the shot to determine what club will land about 5-7 ft onto the green and provide the roll needed to get to the hole. Take into account any break in the green and pick your landing spot accordingly. This will make the shot much easier when you can focus on hitting a spot that is only several feet in front of you rather than a pin that is farther away. Drill: Lay a towel or hula hoop about 5-7 ft onto the green. Start about 2 paces off the green with one of your wedges, landing the ball on the towel or hula hoop. You are only focused on where the ball lands. Repeat with SW through 8iron. A good goal is to land [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:46:00+00:00 July 1st, 2015|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

News: Porvasnik Wins Ohio HS Championship

NOVEMBER, 2012 - The awards were piling high in her Hinckley Township bedroom and the commitment to Ohio State was made after an exhausting search up and down the East Coast. Still, there was one thing missing from Jessica Porvasnik’s resume: A Division I state championship. It was the only link needed to an otherwise incredible high school career by the golf machine out of Highland. Though the game she loves doesn’t always reward the best player, wearing that gold medal was a burning desire in Porvasnik’s heart. Highland senior Jessica Porvasnik is the 2012 Gazette MVP for girls golf. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE) What makes the first four-time Gazette MVP in Medina County history tick is her will to be great. Second is for losers. There’s only room for one at the top of the mantle. Porvasnik was already mentally tough well beyond her 17 years. [...]

By | 2013-01-21T20:38:44+00:00 November 20th, 2012|Players in the News|0 Comments

News: Legacy Wins 4A SCHS State Title

LEXINGTON, SC — OCTOBER 31, 2012 At the Country Club of Lexington on Tuesday, the wind did not let up and neither did Sydney Legacy at her home course. Legacy was the tournament’s individual medalist with an 36-hole score of 144. She sealed the win with a second-round 73, parring every hole but the par-4 third. South Aiken’s Taylor Dodson placed second in the state with a 145. “It felt awesome,” Legacy said. Her team also took the title. Lexington extended its first-round lead, shooting 302 to top Spartanburg by 43 strokes and reclaim the Class 4A girls golf title. “We’re just excited to get a win again,” said sophomore Lauren Stephenson, who shot a 73, shaving one stroke from her first round total. See Final Results

By | 2013-01-21T20:41:42+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Players in the News|0 Comments

News: Smith Wins 3A SC State Golf Title

CONWAY, SC - OCTOBER 24, 2012 Wren junior Cayla Smith carded rounds of 72 and 75, which was good enough for 3-over par, to win the Class AAA individual title at the girls golf state tournament Tuesday at the Hackler Golf Course in Conway. Smith is Wren's third consecutive state medalist. Kaitlin Matheson, who is now playing for the University of South Carolina, won the AAAA crown in 2010 and Maegan Higgins, who is at Wofford this year, won it in 2011. She carried a one-shot lead into the 17th hole of the last round and held off Annika Bovender of Academic Magnet. See Final Results

By | 2013-01-21T20:41:54+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Players in the News|0 Comments

News: Bae Wins 4A NCHS State Title

PINEHURST, NC - OCTOBER 30, 2012 Tears again came to Sarah Bae’s eyes as she walked off the 18th green at Pinehurst No. 6 Golf Course Tuesday. But these were different tears from last year, when the Athens Drive golfer finished third individually at the 4A girls’ golf state championships only to realize later that her performance was enough to help capture a team title. These were tears of happiness, gratitude and the sweet relief of a finally grabbing the girls golf championship that had been her goal since her freshman year. Bae sank a 21-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat New Bern’s Ashley Osiecki. The only qualifier from her school, Bae had no teammates to celebrate with this year, but her friends from conference schools like Fuquay-Varina, Middle Creek, Green Hope and Lee County rooted her on and were the first to [...]

By | 2013-01-21T20:42:14+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Players in the News|0 Comments

News: Simmons Wins 3A NCHS State Title

SOUTHERN PINES — OCTOBER 30, 2012 Tara Simmons of Pikeville Charles B. Aycock won her second consecutive individual state title on Tuesday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state 3-A women’s golf championships at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club. Simmons was one shot back entering the final day of play, but her consistent 77-77--154 under difficult playing conditions gave her the title by four shots. Chandler Danielson of West Henderson was second with a 158 total, and first-day leader Ashley Sloup of South Brunswick had an 83 in the final round for 159. The championship layout was a par 71 and 5,770 yards. Ledford, the defending 3-A team champion, made it two in a row with a 251 team total on Tuesday for a 506, 12 shots ahead of the field. Ledford had opened a nine-shot lead after the first day. West Henderson was [...]

By | 2013-01-21T20:42:24+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Players in the News|0 Comments

News: Rusher Wins 1A/2A NCHS State Title

FOXFIRE VILLAGE— OCTOBER 30, 2012 Defending champion Isabella Rusher of Salisbury fired the only par round of the entire tournament on Tuesday to pull away and win the individual crown in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state 1-A/2-A women’s golf championships at the West Course at the Foxfire Resort and Golf Club in Foxfire Village. Rusher won the championship for the second consecutive year but did so much more easily this time. She won the title by a single shot a year ago, but her even par 71 on Tuesday gave her a 146 total, four over par for the tournament, under cold and blustery conditions. The course was set at par 71 and a 5,765-yard layout for the championship. North Surry’s Kasey Tolbert had two rounds of 79 for a 158 total, good for second place eight shots back. Rusher’s teammate Grace Yatawara was [...]

By | 2013-01-21T20:42:38+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Players in the News|0 Comments